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55 years of friendship, fun and flowers

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55 years of friendship, fun and flowers

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A floral focused club is celebrating its Emerald Anniversary this year. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19, along with many other individuals and organisations with events to celebrate, the Cheadle Flower Club has sadly had to put many plans on hold including some of their 55th anniversary celebrations.

A floral focused club is celebrating its Emerald Anniversary this year.

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19, along with many other individuals and organisations with events to celebrate, the Cheadle Flower Club has sadly had to put many plans on hold including some of their 55th anniversary celebrations.

Chairman of Cheadle Flower Club, Sheila Jones, said: “We had planned to have another of our renowned Tea Dances as part of the Cheadle Arts Festival along with the Flower Show at ‘Party in the Park’ amongst other events.

Currently, along with other groups, we are in the hands of Government guidelines and restrictions and the impact of those on the opening of the Guild Hall.

Without a venue we cannot hold our meetings, events and demonstrations. But the most important thing is for us all to stay safe and well during these unprecedented times and to support each other in the best way we can.”

The club is sending monthly newsletters to members with quizzes and ‘Step by Step Designs’ and various members of NAFAS are holding virtual demonstrations and workshops online to keep members interested and occupied; with Zoom and Whatsapp becoming the ‘norm’ for meetings.

Sheila added: “Many flower clubs have sadly decided to close until 2021 but we are hoping that we may be able to have, depending on current restrictions and venue, our October meeting on October 21 as a Members Workshop and Social – ‘a catch up’ and our popular, wonderful Christmas Evening on November 18, so that we can celebrate our Emerald Anniversary.

Obviously Government guidelines and social distancing measures will be observed.”

Due to this year’s cancellations next year’s diary for Cheadle Flower Club is already looking very full as all rescheduled events from this year have been included along with the 2021 calendar.

Some of these events are club events and some are held by the Mercia and North Wales Area of NAFAS.

Still taking place is the Plant Hunters Fair at Dorothy Clive Gardens on August 30 and 31. Direct booking essential as numbers are limited.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the Cheadle Flower Club, and/or would like a club newsletter sent to them, youcan contact Sheila by email at: sheilajones53@hotmail.com; or by telephone on 07974 577572.

These photographs are of some of the Cheadle Flower Club members, the club’s work demonstrations and outings from over the last few years.

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